Real Deal stands for Reshaping European Advances Towards green Leadership Through Deliberative Approaches and Learning. With the Green Deal, the EU wants to transform itself into the first climate-neutral region by 2050. Citizens should be actively involved in this process. So far, this has not been the practice in many European institutions or in all EU countries. This raises the question: Which participatory processes are suitable at a pan-European level within the framework of the Green Deal? It is therefore necessary to examine the procedures that already exist, to analyze their suitability for the different country contexts and to develop innovative formats. These are to be evaluated using criteria that have yet to be developed. In addition, a stakeholder network is being set up and mobilized (European Civil Society Forum). The procedures are being tested in 13 countries (10 EU and 3 non-EU) and on an online platform. In this way, a theoretical basis for a better citizen participation in Europe is to be laid, which will eventually lead to recommendations to the EU.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel
Dr. Thomas Blanchet
Prof. Dr. Massimo Moraglio
Project coordination: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam
Implementation coordinator: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brüssel